The Alliance has compiled a number of resources available for survivors, their friends and families, and professionals assisting survivors in New York City.
Primary Prevention Resources
Highlighting primary prevention resources and reports, from around the country and around the world.
[S--t] Men Say to Men who Say [S--t] to Women on the Street: A Bystander Intervention Video
What can men say to men who perpetrate street harassment? How can they intervene simply and safely to change the social norms that permit women to be the targets of objectifying, intimidating and insulting language and behavior?
This video, created by male and female activists in New York City, and starring their male allies, builds on a viral video phenomenon to demonstrate how men can stand up to street harassment by being active bystanders. Over 225,000 people have already watched the video and shared it with friend! Take action during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and share it with your social network:
Please note: The views expressed in the comments below this video do not necessarily represent the views of the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault. This page contains harsh language that some viewers may find offensive.
Resources featuing the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
The Alliance is proud to announce that Project Envision is among the twelve primary prevention initiatives in the country to be featured in the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s (NSVRC) new report, Prevention Assessment Year 2 Report: Innovations in Prevention. The report highlights innovative strategies for primary prevention nationwide, including the community mobilization pilot Project Envision, which builds on existing community assets and the collaborative efforts of eleven New York City rape crisis programs. Congratulations to all of the RCP’s and community members who contribute to the success of this primary prevention initiative!
PreventConnect podcast with Jessy LaHood of the Envision Lower East Side Coalition & Laura Fidler, NYC Alliance
PreventConnect is sharing the voices from some of of the programs that are featured in the NSVRC's report, Innovations in Prevention. This podcast features an interview by David Lee of the CALCASA and PreventConnect with Jessy LaHood, formerly of the Envision Lower East Side Coalition, and Laura Fidler of the NYC Alliance, exploring the strengths and challenges of a community mobilization approach to primary prevention.
Join the Alliance on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 1:30pm, for a ninety-minute web conference focused on opportunities to engage school communities in comprehensive primary prevention activities that operate across the Spectrum of Prevention. This presentation will highlight innovative primary prevention efforts of two NYS rape crisis programs, Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes and Planned Parenthood of Mohawk Hudson.
This web conference will explore the findings from the recent article “Coaching Boys into Men:” A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of a Dating Violence Prevention Program, which was featured in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Speakers will share insights about implementation of this evidence-based prevention program with coaches serving as messengers for prevention. Coaching Boys into Men equips coaches with the tools to help young athletes build respectful, nonviolent relationships.
Looking Ahead Toward Community-Level Strategies to Prevent Sexual Violence. DeGue S, Holt M.K, Massetti G.M, Matjasko J.L, Tharp A.T, Valie L.A.J, Women's Health (Leibert); ePub, 2011
This review identifies the lack of community-level strategies to prevent SV as a critical gap in the literature. [Source: SafetyLit].
National Sexual Violence Resource Center features three-part web series with Jackson Katz on the Penn State University case and bystander intervention
"Penn State: The mother of all teachable moments for the bystander approach.”
When Can I help? A Conceptual Framework for the Prevention of Sexual Violence through Bystander Intervention. McMahon S. Banyard V.L. Trauma Violence Abuse: ePub. 2011
This article reviews the literature on sexual violence bystander intervention and present a conceptual framework that lays out a continuum of bystander opportunities. [Source: SafetyLit].
Changing Perceptions of Sexual Violence Over Time. McMahon S & Baker K. VAWnet, 2011:
This article reviews available research on perceptions held by the general public about sexual violence and how they have changed over time. [Source: Prevent-Connect].
Gender Equality: Why Involving Men is Crucial, IRIN News, 3 October 2011:
The involvement of men is key to the success of the gender-equality movement, but changing long-held social structures and convincing men of the importance of equal opportunities for women will not happen overnight, experts say. [Source: SVRI]
Transforming Communities to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: A Primary Prevention Approach. Prevention Institute, 2009:
This report presents the research and critical thinking of a diverse group of experts in the field of preventing child abuse and exploitation.
Moving Upstream, 7-2 is the second of a two-part series designed to help primary prevention practitioners think critically about how people experience the concepts we try to convey, and strategically build in program components to make our prevention initiatives stick with intended audiences.
Rape Prevention & Education Program (RPE): A fact sheet by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center & National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, 2011:
This 4 page fact sheet provides an overview of the U.S. National Rape Prevention and Education Program (RPE) including information on purpose, scope and impact. (This fact sheet also highlights New York City’s Project Envision as a promising RPE primary prevention approach!)
This Network seeks to facilitate community action to change the norms that perpetuate violence—thereby addressing violence before it occurs.
Global Review of National Rape Prevention Policies Loots L, Dartnall L and Jewkes R., 2011
This review investigates available national rape prevention policies across the globe and examines to what extent they address rape prevention, and include strategies to prevent rape. 173 policy papers or documents in all languages that included or focused on rape prevention produced between 2000 and present from the 192 UN member state countries were included in this review. [Source: SVRI]
The US Department of Health and Human Services announces the relaunch of stopbullying.gov. The new site emphasizes action steps individuals can take to prevent and stop bullying in their schools and communities. It also features easy-to-use tools and resources for community leaders, young people and families. Read more here.
Community Commons: New Tool and Resources for Community related Health Prevention Programs
The US Department of Health and Human ServicesAdvancing the Movement and its partner organizations have announced the launch of the beta version of the Community Commons suite of tools and resources. The Commons will allow users to quickly find and share data, maps, stories, videos and other information about the number, scope, and results of community-related prevention and health-related programs in numerous geographic areas. It has hundreds of searchable profiles of community initiatives with promising strategies, stories, and impacts.
Real Education for Healthy Youth Act Offers a New Vision for U.S. Sex Education Policy
On November 2nd, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act, a new bill that lays out a comprehensive, age-appropriate, and holistic vision for sex education policy in the United States. To learn more about the Healthy Youth Act, please visit SIECUS and Advocates for Youth's joint press release.
Building a Foundation in Primary Prevention